Date:1 June 2012
If you’re a keen photographer who would prefer not to get bogged down by heavy and bulky lenses, you should check out Canon’s latest compact, the PowerShot G1 X. With its metal body, optical viewfinder, stabilised 28 mm 4x optical zoom lens, twin control dials, customisable shortcut button and exposure compensation dial, it’s a compelling package.
But as impressive as all these features are, it’s the whopping 14,3 MP sensor that really makes this camera stand out from the crowd: it measures 18,7 x 14 mm – six times the size of earlier G-series sensors. Combined with the DIGIC 5 image processor, it produces stunning DSLR-quality images with an ISO rating of up to 12 800, allowing you to capture exceptional images in low-light conditions.
Other features include a 920 000-dot vari-angle LCD screen, the ability to shoot 14-bit RAW files, multi-area white balance, full HD video capture, and a built-in 3-stop neutral density filter. Price: about R7 300. Contact Canon SA on 011-265 4900 or visit www.canon.co.za